Scenario II: Professional Torts
Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a physician or a pharmacist. Present an actual case of medical malpractice filed in your state court system or in the federal district court in your state. You must read the actual case and not an article about the case. You may find the case by first reading the article by researching the South University Online Library or a scholarly source on the Internet, but you will need to read and cite the actual case to receive credit.
Accordingly, respond to the following questions:
- Summarize the facts of the case.
- Provide your state’s law or regulation relating to malpractice by physicians or pharmacists.
- Discuss the outcome of the case.
- Explain whether you agree with the verdict. Why or why not?
Part II—Research Paper
This week, you will conduct an abbreviated literature review related to the topic you selected. A literature review identifies information that is already known about a research topic. Although you will not conduct actual research in this class, a summary of scholarly information that has been written about your topic makes up an important component of your project. Locate a minimum of three scholarly articles related to your topic. Examine the articles and summarize them and how they are related to your topic. Do not use cases at this time, as you will summarize cases in a future assignment. You are encouraged to use scholarly articles from the South University Online Library. Legal journals may provide some of the best sources of information.
Combine Part I (case studies) and Part II (research paper) into one Microsoft Word document.
Cite any sources using APA format on a separate page.